The Collector of Customs of New South Wales performs the duties of Registrar of Shipping under the Merchant Shipping Act 1894. He has since 1 January 1901 ceased to pay his collections as Registrar into the State Treasury and contends that they are appropriately those of the Commonwealth and not of the State.
In this he appears to me to be right. Where, as at Sydney, there is a Collector of Customs he is the only person authorised to render the services and collect the fees for rendering them under the Merchant Shipping A ct 1894,5 7 & 5 8 Vic. c. 60, section 4.